emacee

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Name emacee
User since April 19, 2007
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1-ClickWeather

I Miss 1-click Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Bad news. Even Silverhawk's tweak doesn't work with Firefox 18. No point in downloading it unless he or somebody is able to do a fix. I miss 1-click. Not sure why Comcast-NBC-Weather Channel decided to abandon it except they now have an ad-ware app they want to push everyone towards. ForecastFox is not as good. Please bring one click back.

This user has 8 previous reviews of this add-on.

1-ClickWeather

It's Back Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Thanks to SilverHawk and his tweaks a working version of this add-on is available again. Thumbs down to The Weather Channel for not keeping this add-on up to date. Don't download from this site (the add-on won't work). Following is the link and download instructions to get the working version (note: you'll have to wait 45 seconds to start the download).
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HWX605SS
To install it:
1) Download the archive from the link above.
2) Remove the existing addon from Firefox and restart Firefox.
3) Click on File->Open and browse to where you downloaded it to.
4) Select the archive and let it install.

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1-ClickWeather

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

They say it works with FF5 Beta. It does not. Weather info will not display. And they still haven't fixed the java problem already mentioned.

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1-ClickWeather

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Silverhawk's fix works great. If you don't trust the download sites to which links were posted, you can easily do the fix yourself. Only question is, why hasn't Weather Channel done the fix? ....
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To fix this extension is very easy if you know what you're doing and not afraid to tinker a little.

Simply download a copy of the .xpi file. Open it up with any archive program such as winzip or winrar (it's basically just a zip file with the extension changed).

There will be a file in the root of the archive called install.rdf, open that up with a text editor. Line 8 of the file looks like this:
<em:version>1.1.9.1</em:version> On the next line, you want to place this: <em:unpack>true</em:unpack> This tells Firefox to unpack the archive rather then keep it in the .xpi. This was a change made by Mozilla (http://blog.mozilla.com/addons/2010/09/23/changes-to-how-extensions-are-installed-in-firefox-4/) This will fix the javascript error.

Next, change the line that says <em:maxVersion>3.7a1pre</em:maxVersion> to something else such as <em:maxVersion>4.5</em:maxVersion>. This allows the extension to work with Firefox versions up to 4.5.

Save this file back into the archive and close the archive.

Now load up Firefox 4.x, remove the existing extension (if there is one) and restart. Go to File->Open and browse to the location of our modified archive. Wait for the countdown and load it into Firefox...done.

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1-ClickWeather

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It doesn't work since FF4. Just generates cryptic error messages. Despite the long development period for FF4, they waited to update and then didn't get it right. Now it just generates error messages. Get Forecastfox instead.

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Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great for banishing those "share bars" that so many news sites are using to clutter up webpages. Select - type "S" - and they are gone.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.1). 

1-ClickWeather

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Not updated in over a year. Does not work with FF4 (any versions). I am getting same error message Gaby2300 reported. Revalation is wrong: The link at weather.com links to this page and this add-on. They have a new app that appears in the task bar so maybe they no longer support this add-on. If you want a weather add-on in your status/add-on bar, get Forecast Fox. This one is dead. Too bad. I liked it.

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Xmarks Sync

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Not completely compatible with FF4b*. Will not sync history. Xmarks hangs on history sync.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.9.2). 

Gspace

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I used to love gspace but Firefox changed and gspace didn't change with it. I also have the problem of gspace hanging up when I attempt to log in. I've given up. Don't bother with this one.

This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Roboform Password Manager v6 Adapter Version

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Slow to up date for new versions of Firefox. Unable to fill in forms in most pop-up windows (which are being used increasingly). When I use Roboform to log in, it usually then prompts me to create a new passcard (identical to the one I just recalled and use); annoying.
I've used Roboform for several years (and paid for it). It has been a great convenience but they just aren't keeping up. Meanwhile Firefox's ability to save log-in info is getting better and more useful.

Gspace

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Great idea - when it works. I used it until FF came up with a new version and disabled this extension.
I tried it again with 3.6.8 and it locks up during log-in (even in safe mode with other extensions disabled).
Also not compatible with webmail, which I had to disable before I could get to the gspace window.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.998).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Configuration Mania

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

One of the tags is "mouseover" but I see no setting to disable or delay mouseover pop-ups. The rest I don't care about; other add-ons take care of those issues. No documentation is a real draw-back.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.12.2010052902). 

1-ClickWeather

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

No updates for over a year. Does not work with Firefox 3.6 even when version check is by-passed. They need to get off it; 3.6 Release Candidate is out so it's a matter of weeks (or less) before the official release (and automatic upgrades) make this obsolete. I'm getting ready to go back to ForecastFox.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.8).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

1-ClickWeather

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I miss 1-click weather. It was nice to have quick weather info in the Firefox status bar with quick access to the regional map, hourly and 10 day forecasts. But Firefox has been updated; 1-click weather has not. I tried changing the max version myself so it would install. It installs but won't display and freezes Firefox. Don't bother with this extension now. Come back when (if) there's a version less than one year old. If this is what we get when GE-NBC takes over the Weather Channel, I hate to image how bad it will be when Comcast takes over NBC.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.8).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

CookieSafe

No More Block List Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I recently reintalled FF and my add-ons, including CS. Now there's no Block List (exceptions). There is no point to this add-on without the Block List. Don't bother getting it now.

Stop Autoplay

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I hate going to a website and having it start to play audio I haven't asked for. This is a great idea. One suggestion: Some sites use Flash graphics and this extension blocks them as well. There is a Whitelist but you have to the Add-ons window to access extension options. It would be better to be able to add items to the Whitelist from the status bar (ideally by checking "add this site" like you can disable Ad-Block for a site).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.3). 

X-notifier (for Gmail,Hotmail,Yahoo,AOL ...)

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Good idea but it keeps signing me out of My Yahoo! (my home page) which is quite annoying.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.12). 

Fasterfox

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I've been running Fasterfox for a long time. I didn't notice any difference in web page loading speeds but I figured it couldn't hurt. I was wrong. While trying to troubleshoot an unrelated problem in Safe Mode, I noticed Google Maps were updating much faster. I did some trial and error, and it was Fasterfox that slowed the responses.
It's also been 19 months since the last update, which makes me wonder if this extension is still being actively supported. No update yet for FF3.

Gspace

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Great idea but not yet ready for FF 3rc1 (despite what the add-on page tells you). Log on function does not work in 3rc1 making Gspace unusable. Use only in FF2 for time being.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.94). 

Nightly Tester Tools

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

The main flaw is once you override add-on computability, you can't bring it back. There is no un-do, not even if you uninstall this extension.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.2).